Compensation for Marathon victims
Escape to Cape Ann
For a day trip, a weekend, or longer, Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea have loads to offer, minus the travel hassles.
Pilgrim for a day
Thigh-high woolens, a hemp doublet, and a knee-length shirt? One man gets into costume — and character — at Plimoth Plantation.
Emmi Sorokin dresses men down — and up
The men’s stylist and author of “The Business Casual Survival Guide” talks about the do’s and don’ts of men’s fashion.
Jewelry designers go for the layered look
Layering delicate strands as opposed to donning one chunky piece has made a resurgence.
Paying the price for free software
For unwary users, a lot of free software can end up costing quite a bit more than they’d expect.
Pitching a patch for puffy eyes
Dedham-based Patchology launched its Energizing Eye Kit, a package of reusable under-eye patches that reduce puffiness.
A Brookline roof deck gets a second life
Colin Flavin of Flavin Architects designed a mahogany railing and trellis and encased the landing with a structure that has glass doors on two sides.
NBC works the angles of comedy
NBC is premiering two new sitcoms, and one of them – “Welcome to Sweden” – is actually pretty charming.
‘The Hundred-Year House’ by Rebecca Makkai
With her second novel, Makkai delivers an entertaining, ambitious saga of secrets, ghosts, and a large, old house.
Making a smoothie? Don’t clog the blender.
Add liquid before the fruit or ice when blending a smoothie.
Party Lines: Liberty Mutual golf outing
More than 50 guests recently attended the 2014 outing to benefit Uplifting Athletes, held at Pine Hills Golf Club.
‘Julius Caesar’ stripped bare, but with essence intact
The energy the seven-person ensemble projects for Shakespeare & Company’s “bare Bard” production of “Julius Caesar” never falters for a moment.
The week ahead: Performing and visual arts
Globe reviewers offer their recommendations, including “Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group.”
Nightlife in and around Boston:
JON HOPKINS The British electronic producer just released a new version of “We Disappear,” a track featuring soul singer Lulu James from the 2013 release “Immunity.” Hopkins, who’s worked with Brian Eno and Coldplay, appears with The Range. July 13, 9 p.m. $15-$18. The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Cambridge. 617-547-5200, www.sinclaircambridge.com
DEAN WAREHAM Wareham has been part of Galaxie 500, Luna, and Dean and Britta, released his first solo work in 2013, followed by this year’s self-titled album produced by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. Quilt opens the show, which is part of the ICA’s Wavelengths series. July 11, 6:30 p.m. $25. Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-478-3100, www.icaboston.org
Boston-area kids events
“MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING”
Witness the antics of Benedick, Beatrice, Claudio, Hero, and Don John. July 11 at 6 p.m. (through July 13). $5 suggested donation. Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., Somerville. www.youthquaketheater.com
Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Thursday
Matthew Gilbert’s TV guide, including “Orange Is the New Black” on Netflix.